We had a terrible thunder storm the night before last. Sometime during the night, what sounded like a bomb going off jerked me awake. For a split second, long enough for me to say to myself, ah thunder, then I was back to sleep. In the morning himself says, "A lot of thunder last night." I say "Yes, I heard the big clap, woke me for a few seconds, then I went back to sleep." He says "Wish I could sleep as sound as you, on the other hand, it's a good thing I hear noises in the night just in case something bad is happening." What can I say, very little keeps me awake.
Temperatures have cooled off some. It's trying to clear at the moment, and daughter is on her way for a weekend visit.
I saw two Pine Grosbeaks on one of the feeders earlier this morning. Unfortunately, I was up on the ladder filling another feeder. Of course I got down pretty quick, ran and got the camera, but they had gone. I decided to hang on for a few minutes and they came back. Two on the feeder and I couldn't believe it....another one up in the branch of the tree. That makes it three now. I got a couple of pictures of the two on the feeder, not the best, but there you go.
There was a family of crows on the platform feeder, probably two families. All I know is that there were young ones there making that "honking" sound. Still haven't got the "caw" down. They sound so funny. I think this was one of the young ones.
Can anyone identify this plant for me. It's a big surprise to me as I can't remember planting it. I may have planted some bulbs last year that didn't grow and for some reason these came up this year. Haven't a clue what it is. Click on pics. to enlarge.
Fireweed that's taken up residence in one of the gardens.